'If you enjoy the likes of Kimber's Men, The Longest Johns, She Shanties,
and Fishermen's Friends then add this superb quartet to your list'

Graham Hobbs, Shire Folk

'Now here’s a crew I would sign on with for a rollick ‘round the Horn. In a heartbeat.'
David Francey, 3x JUNO Award / Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient

Pressgang Mutiny are a quartet of dynamic musicians and tall ship sailors who have been roaring out songs of the sea since 2013. They have toured extensively across the East Coasts of Canada and the US and  performed at festivals in the UK and Europe. Their music has been played on folk music radio programs on both sides of the pond and has been featured on CBC radio.

 

Dedicated to showcasing the full breadth of the world's first truly multicultural music, Pressgang Mutiny have collaborated with and learned from sea shanty singers from around the globe. They are currently producing a record and accompanying documentary film with traditional shanty singers and sailors from the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Most recently, they were featured artists at the inaugural Fundy Sea Music Festival, after which they were described by the Artistic Director Gary Caines as “on the You-Must-Bring-Them-Back list”.

Whether performing a rollicking set of shanties from around the world, leading educational workshops for new and experienced shanty audiences, or interviewing other artists as part of their ongoing podcast The Shanty Show, the lads of Pressgang Mutiny are guaranteed to entertain, educate, and delight.

 

Pressgang Mutiny are Richard Kott, James McKie, Tim Pyron, and Stefan Read.
 

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'Their singing is perfectly suited to their material, combining the powerful drive needed for working
along with an enthusiasm for the task in hand which comes across in every syllable.'

Gordon Potter, Living Tradition

Select previous appearances

Mystic Sea Music Festival, USA

Whitby Folk Week, UK

SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival, Canada

Bie Daip Internationaal Folk & Seasongsfestival, Netherlands

Papenburg Music Festival, Germany

Muskoka Music Festival, Canada

Festival Navegacion Tradicional del Caribe Insular, Colombia

Fundy Sea Shanty Festival, Canada

Oban International Shanty Festival, UK